Me & Melancholy’s sophomore album delves deep into the realms of dark electro synth, showcasing Peter Ehrling’s multi-talented prowess in vocals, synths, bass, and guitars. This solo project emanates an enchanting fusion of haunting melodies and pulsating beats, drawing inspiration from iconic acts like New Order, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, as well as contemporary giants like Radiohead, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, and Bloc Party.
Recorded in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden, the album bears the indelible mark of Peter Ehrling, who took charge of recording, mixing, and mastering. The result is nothing short of magic, as aptly described by one astute reviewer. The thematic undercurrents of the album are woven around the enigmatic night, exploring the dichotomy of being awake when the world sleeps. It touches on the notion that some souls are inherently drawn to the night, a sentiment captured succinctly by Peter: “I’m almost done with the whole album now,” a daily mantra for two months.
Each track exudes a palpable darkness, intertwining with themes of solitude and the nocturnal realm. It’s a sonic journey that beckons listeners to embrace their own nocturnal inclinations without reservation. In a musical landscape often dominated by the mundane, Me & Melancholy’s latest release is a beacon of authentic artistry, pushing boundaries and leaving an indelible mark on the electro-synth genre.